1. Post #1
    godfatherk's Avatar
    May 2009
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    Hey, I'm new to motorcycles and everything related to them, so I'd like to get informed a little bit more. I'm 16, soon to be 17; in my country you can get a licence (A1 that's called) for scooters and motorcycles under 125cc or 11kw. For the ones under 50cc you only need to be 16 years old;no licence.
    You can drive them legally on the road, on the highway,in the city etc.
    So, after the licence I have to buy a motorcycle and a helmet, so I'll need your help here.
    What are the best 125cc motorcycles? And why? Fuel consumption, Top speed, Acceleration, Handeling ?

    For now, my mind's on Aprillia RS 125. But I thought you would know best.

  2. Post #2
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    Bladerunner1's Avatar
    September 2007
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    125cc bikes are like lawn mowers, pick any and sell it in a year or 2 when you can ride a bigger, more manly bike
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    May 2009
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    I totally agree but for a starter I thought it's better to get into motorcycles 2 years earlier, and that I accumulate experience.
    But I don't really agree with you, some of them have 30-40 horse power and a top speed of 180km/h

  4. Post #4
    chrispartaprpra's Avatar
    May 2010
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    I have a '99 ke100 that is street legal, but i can't ride it cause i don't have my license for it, the clutch is really stiff. that's the extent of my knowledge on the subject.

  5. Post #5
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    December 2004
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    Don't be afraid to go for an older bike either, while you may not get as much speed as you do with newer ones, they can be fantastic. (I have a 1974 Honda CB125 and It's brilliant and reliable.)

    As for Equipment, you really are better off going to a place that specialises in Bike Equipment. You'll get the best advice there.

    Also, a tip, buy leathers or material jackets/pants and some good boots and gloves as well. Good boots really help you when you're changing gear as, if you're in just sneakers or something, you will get sore fast. Gloves, Jacket and pants, well, those are more "Just in case i come off my bike" They can make all the difference if you have an accident, perfect example, Me wearing my Akito Cobra gear, came off my bike at 60MPH (Driver pulled in front of me) I hit the road, bounced several times until i slid a very long way to a stop, apart from having smashed my bollocks against the fuel tank, I was entirely uninjured, compare that to say tshirt and jeans, which would have lasted mere seconds until they disintergrated.

    And remember, drive sensible and safe, not just for the safety of others, but for your own too.
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  6. Post #6
    chrispartaprpra's Avatar
    May 2010
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    don't dodge in between traffic and be an asshole to people driving cars cause when im driving my car i shit bricks when a motorcycle pulls in front of me like 2 feet away. also when they go inbetween lanes between me and another car that sucks.

    motorcycle drivers are assholes.
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    December 2004
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    don't dodge in between traffic and be an asshole to people driving cars cause when im driving my car i shit bricks when a motorcycle pulls in front of me like 2 feet away. also when they go inbetween lanes between me and another car that sucks.

    some motorcycle drivers are assholes.
    Fixed.

    I've had car drivers open their car doors on me, when I'm filtering through at lights (Which I am entirely legally allowed to do) on purpose
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    February 2007
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    I was thinking of getting this to "i assume you are from Sweden to?" and i said fuck it. I'll wait till i get my 650 A limited class next year instead.

    Back on topic! Before you buy anything, test it out, also read and listen around for advice and tips, specially about brands and prices, some are expensive as shit and wont help you at all if the shit hits the fan.

    And on the bike thing, same thing there, try em out, listen for advice, quality advice and prices.

    Myself im saving up for an Dnepr M650 boxer twin bike without sidecar.

    Good luck man, someday, we might meet up on the highway ;)

  9. Post #9
    chrispartaprpra's Avatar
    May 2010
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    Fixed.

    I've had car drivers open their car doors on me, when I'm filtering through at lights (Which I am entirely legally allowed to do) on purpose
    yeah you right

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    His IP address points to him being Romanian, so I doubt you would.

  11. Post #11
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    February 2007
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    His IP address points to him being Romanian, so I doubt you would.
    Who knows, it's a small world

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    June 2010
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    CBR's are pretty good. They're small aswell so it won't be intimidating for a new rider. I have a 500cc motorcycle, had it since I got my license for it. Are you sure you can't get anything more powerful than a 125cc? I was told that in my country aswell, turns out it was bull and I could get a 500cc for my first bike.

    But yeah I hear CBR's are good, I was planning on getting one for my first bike years ago - Honda CBR125r, they look sporty and are in your legal power range.
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    May 2010
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    Get an enduro, have no limits

  14. Post #14
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    motorcycles are for people who can't afford a fast car











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  15. Post #15
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    motorcycles are for people who can't afford a fast car
    Fast cars are for people who don't have the balls to ride a fast bike.
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    January 2008
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    motorcycles are for people who can't afford a fast car
    Motorcycles are for people who enjoy riding and don't give a fuck about cars.

    Also, you can actually get some nice 125's if you look in the right places...

    The RS125 is gorgeous, but the 2-stroke engine drinks a lot of gasoline. Also, I'd not recommend a supersportish bike.

    Personally I ride this model:


    4-stroke, 2 cylinders, really easy to ride on. 30 kilos per liter and outperforms a nice number of cars. Not to mention it looks way bigger than a 125.

    BUT if you prefer a sport one, I'd say the Honda CBR125 is a nice choice, cheaper and simpler than the Aprilia RS.



    Ride safe.
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    Fixed.

    I've had car drivers open their car doors on me, when I'm filtering through at lights (Which I am entirely legally allowed to do) on purpose
    I've never had that happen to me, I remember filtering through cars one day when there was a traffic jam, it would have taken me twice as long, but I just filtered through all the cars.

    Also OP Honda GC125's are decent bikes, they don't go amazingly fast but you can drop one and not do much damage.

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    Is my bike
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    I would recommend a cruiser
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  20. Post #20
    Dr.Strangelove's Avatar
    February 2010
    285 Posts


    Is my bike
    How much was it? I'm looking for a first-time bike and would love a old style bike.

  21. Post #21
    Pretiacruento's Avatar
    September 2009
    9,672 Posts
    OP, may I recommend a Beta street bike??

    Take for instance, this Beta Urban 125 Special:



    I heard pretty good reviews about Beta bikes so far, why not give 'em a go?

    Edited:

    Another cool street bike I'm really diggin' is the Motard 200:



    Excellent price/quality ratio compared to other bikes and I heard it's one hell of a bike! :flashfap:

  22. Post #22
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    July 2006
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    Hey, I'm new to motorcycles and everything related to them, so I'd like to get informed a little bit more. I'm 16, soon to be 17; in my country you can get a licence (A1 that's called) for scooters and motorcycles under 125cc or 11kw. For the ones under 50cc you only need to be 16 years old;no licence.
    You can drive them legally on the road, on the highway,in the city etc.
    So, after the licence I have to buy a motorcycle and a helmet, so I'll need your help here.
    What are the best 125cc motorcycles? And why? Fuel consumption, Top speed, Acceleration, Handeling ?

    For now, my mind's on Aprillia RS 125. But I thought you would know best.
    honda make one, i can't remember the name. It IS A MOTORCYCLE, not a scooter with a 124cc engine.
    price is around 4000$ brand new, hp is around 19 at the wheel. comfort is great, handling is great because of the low-low weight, but don't think you'll be doing a lot of highway on it. because at 100km/h, the engine will be at 7300rpm for prolonged period of time, bad for the crank, bearings, rings, valve's shims, bucket etc...

  23. Post #23
    themiki's Avatar
    June 2009
    230 Posts
    Personally I own a Derbi GPR 125 Racing and if you like the model of Aprilia RS then you will probably like this too. Great bike, very easy to unrestrict if you want speed and the acceleration is the best in a 125cc ive seen yet, it beat my friend's cagiva mito in acceleration, though the top speed of cagiva mito is a bit higher than mine. My top speed was 143km/h on a meter took from the side of the road while the cagiva's speed was 161km/h, but my bike accelerates faster and I love it.

    And buy a 2 stroke if you want speed and acceleration and buying gasoline is not a problem. I have a 2 stroke and personally I think buying the gasoline for the acceleration is worth it.

  24. Post #24
    Destroyertf's Avatar
    May 2009
    802 Posts
    Meh, I wish my mother would let me have a motorcycle. But since she used to be a nurse at the hospital, she saw people get paralized and die everyday, so she got kinda protective.

  25. Post #25
    Pretiacruento's Avatar
    September 2009
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    Meh, I wish my mother would let me have a motorcycle. But since she used to be a nurse at the hospital, she saw people get paralized and die everyday, so she got kinda protective.
    She shouldn't generalize so much, don't you agree?

  26. Post #26
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    January 2008
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    Meh, I wish my mother would let me have a motorcycle. But since she used to be a nurse at the hospital, she saw people get paralized and die everyday, so she got kinda protective.
    My father is a nurse and nearly died on a motorcycle when he was 18.

    But apparently his passion for 2-wheeled vehicles hasn't stopped since...

  27. Post #27
    themiki's Avatar
    June 2009
    230 Posts
    My dad also fell on his first motorcycle and broke both of his arms, nowadays he still drives a 1200cc kawasaki... and it's not like all bikers are going to end up in the hospital, it's just that your mother only saw the bikers who ended up like that so she might think it happens very often. Atleast in my country the death count of motorcyclist per year is about 30, though I live in Finland so you can only ride about year here :(

  28. Post #28
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    January 2008
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    Not to mention I "bit the road" a few times, and walked it off uninjured.

    Accidents happen, but only a few are actually serious.

  29. Post #29
    Merkw00t's Avatar
    March 2010
    330 Posts
    Honda CBR 125, top bike.. i recently had a Peugeot speedfight 100cc scooter stolen and thrown in the canal...it was my pride and joy.. dont think ill get another bike...car time

  30. Post #30
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    JohanGS's Avatar
    January 2009
    3,502 Posts
    Derbi Drd Racing SM -07
    I bought it almost as new although it was quite cheap, (price: 3000 USD).


  31. Post #31
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    Mac2468's Avatar
    March 2007
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    Is my bike
    How much did that run you? I want one.
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  32. Post #32
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    They're not road legal unless you have lights (brake lights and headlights), license plate, turn signals, and a speedometer.

    Edited:

    Unless you're talking about getting a dual purpose 125
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  33. Post #33
    Pirate Ninja's Avatar
    February 2009
    853 Posts
    I drive an RS125 with 34bhp, best bike ever!

  34. Post #34
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    May 2006
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    I <3 my MZ 250cc , cost me 300 USD



    IT has 23 HP and is 2stroke, perfect for off road fun :))

  35. Post #35
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    December 2006
    355 Posts
    I had an XR125; fucking loved it. 70mph on the flat, not to much slower than the RS125, but it had height, comfort & road presence that a lot of 125s lack.


  36. Post #36
    IT WAS ONLY $1 SO WHY NOT BUY A TITLE?
    Tukimoshi's Avatar
    March 2007
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    motorcycles are for people who can't afford a fast car











    :smug:
    Actually, here, it takes a year from when you turn 16 to get your 'N' to drive alone in a car.

    For a motorbike, it only takes a month. Also, what if you have a bike AND a car :smug:

    P.S: More people die from cars than every war combined. Cars aren't really much safer than motorbikes, because it's other people who are idiots (Unless you're being an idiot. Don't be one.)

  37. Post #37
    Stickmoose's Avatar
    April 2008
    252 Posts
    Fixed.

    I've had car drivers open their car doors on me, when I'm filtering through at lights (Which I am entirely legally allowed to do) on purpose
    What the fuck? Did you at least put some dents in the side of their car or smash a mirror off? Assholes.

  38. Post #38
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    P.S: More people die from cars than every war combined. Cars aren't really much safer than motorbikes, because it's other people who are idiots (Unless you're being an idiot. Don't be one.)
    Cars are safer, period.
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  39. Post #39

    July 2010
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    Personally I'd go for a Husqvarna SM 125, I've always liked them.



    Edit: As far as why, I love the way this thing accelerates, the handling is pretty much like any supermoto, fuel consumption is okay but the tank isn't that big and top speed; I dunno something ridiculous. I don't really like the Aprillia RS 125, and at least with acceleration, the Husky will always beat it purely because thats how supermotos roll.

    P.S. this is the '07 model

  40. Post #40
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    I had an XR125; fucking loved it. 70mph on the flat, not to much slower than the RS125, but it had height, comfort & road presence that a lot of 125s lack.

    4 stroke and 125cc, must lack a damn lot on HP.

    If you got the license, you could try an KLR 650 or something.